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Avoided shutdown still affects Civil Air Patrol

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Even though the president signed a short term bill to avoid a total government shutdown, the Civil Air Patrol in Sioux Falls was still affected.

A training exercise that was scheduled for Saturday was at first put on hold because of the uncertainty about the shutdown.

The Civil Air Patrol was told they couldn't uses vans, airplanes, any of the air patrol computers or equipment.

"It gave us a lot of uncertainty. We had people coming and then people not coming in and we made the best of it and had some training that didn't use any government assets of any type," Todd Epp said.

Instead, the group spent the morning on their own computers working with one another on training techniques including how to read certain maps and using radios.

Now that a bill is signed they can go back to business which they say they're very relieved about.

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